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In case you are not aware - you can subscribe to NBU notifications over here: Hopefully NBU 9 will be added to the list soon.

Marianne by Level 6
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VMware Backups

GuysPlease advise on Vmware SAN backups. i got below in place1.Master Linux2.Media Linux-- attached Storage configured as MSDP3.Media Windows.Please advise which backup host should i use windows or Linux ? is there any limitations on LUN zoning to me...

Mass Netbackup client settings change

I am trying to add a media server to the "Server to use for backups and restores" on our Netbackup clients. I noticed that the 7.6.1 install has a "Silentinstall.cmd" where the server list can be editted pre-install .We are currently on, and ...

Replacing a Media Server

Hi,We are replacing a media server with a new one. (Different name)I'm trying to find how to let Netbackup know that the backups that the old media server did need to be moved to the new one. Anyone can point me to the documentation or let me know th...

Resolved! how long this command will run?

NBU've been asked to test the disk/path where images are stored prior to dedup. just want to know how long will this command run:./bpbkar -nocont -dt 0 -nofileinfo -nokeepalives   /YOUR-DATA-PATH-TO-TEST-HERE    > /dev/nulldo i leave it runn...

manatee by Level 6
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Resolved! Return tapes to the scratch pool

HiI have Netbackup 7.7 with tape library MSL6480. There is a pool for SLP policy. Its name is 1month. There ara a few tapes in this pool with 1 or 2 valid images. So these tapes can not move to the scratch pool. But when I look at "tape contents" one...

Seburau by Level 3
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can we change "vault return date" manually?

Hi All,One of my colleague has wrongly setup the policy to 3 weeks instead of 5 weeks. Then I extend the expired date of the tape (and the images) using bpexpdate. But when i did a vmquery I found out the vault return date is not change. Is it possib...

Resolved! Expired images manually, but job does not work

Hi there, I expired some images in Catalog because of high watermark (error 127).However, after deleting images, the backup job does not work.I can backup manually (by right-click the policy), but scheduled jobs are not working.I have enough disk spa...

katek by Level 2
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Resolved! SQL 2014 Mirror on VMware

Backing up SQL 2014 Mirrored VMs on VMware.  Netbackup 7.7.1.  The backups are always partially successful with a status 1.  The Application State Capture job on the passive node returns the following results:Warning ascc (pid=29156) MSSQL: Skipping ...

Resolved! vCenter Server Appliance

I got a new ESX server (vCenter) which runs on VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6 update 2 (SUSE OS)Need to know, how to backup the VMs hosted on this vCenter?Ideas/suggestions are much appreciated.

Backup the ESXi contents and its configuration

We need to backup the ESXi contents and its configuration so in case of pb we can re-install from scratch a new one from the backups?   The ESXi server (free version currently) hosts several windows machines used as "windows master images"a windows s...

Mokded by Level 1
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Resolved! Netbackup 7.5 Exchange backup error status 2

Hi all, We're currently having trouble on our exchange server backup using exchange policy type.All backups are running well, then suddenlty we encountered this error.MASTER Server - LinuxMedia server - LinuxHere are is the logs. 09/21/2016 17:10:21 ...

Backup Over 10 G WAN

Team I have been asked to do a POC to test performance for backup over WAN1. The distance between the DC is 40 KM or ~ 25 Miles2. The WAN link is a 10 G connection3. ~50 TB of front end data needed to be backup4. I understand client side dedup is the...

Swastik by Level 1
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Resolved! Testing 7.6 upgrade - errors running bpimage -cleanup -allclients

Hi,I've cloned my nbu master server (win 2008 R2) in an isolated network on ESX (bit of a saga this) and have followed instructions to upgrade to 7.6.1. The binaries upgraded ok. Then I tried to run phase 2 of the image metadata migration pro...


Stop selected NBU processes from starting on UNIX/Linux

Hi all,I've recently been asked by our OS support and monitoring peeps here as to whether we can stop unecessary NetBackup services from starting up at all.  On Windows this is easy, we'd set the services' startup type to disabled, but I'm not seeing...

_Nick_ by Level 1
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Expire old images

I do have images in hp_storeone that I want do expire, from 1/11/2015 to 02/12/215, we did have had a problem with our tape drive and NetBackup on that dates.  When I use catelog to expire them it says to me "Backup image expiration cannot be moved. ...

Add new Media to Master Server

I have recently built a new backup server with Fibre Attached Tape Device and netbackup 7.7.3 installed as same as all our servers, the only thing different is the OS version but I have been informed that this isin't an issue.What action do i need to...